Buy-now-pay-later to be star of Black Friday bonanza

Local online retailers forecast a bumper sales period, boosted by the record number of shoppers selecting flexible credit options this Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

Sep 1, 2021

Zip unleashes Africa expansion with Payflex purchase

The Australian digital payments company intends to fully acquire South African buy-now-pay-later fintech firm Payflex.

Aug 13, 2021

The perfect storm for alternative payment solutions

A confluence of civil unrest, record unemployment and the pandemic creates ideal conditions in SA for the flexible, convenient and transparent buy now pay later movement.


Buy now, pay later models to turbo-charge SA’s online shopping

Buy now, pay later flexible payments gain prevalence in SA’s e-commerce sector, as more consumers select interest-free credit options.

Apr 30, 2021

Alternative payments turbocharge customer experience

Today's e-commerce-savvy consumers demand an instant and seamless way to pay digitally, with easily digestible payment options which help increase cash liquidity.

Apr 21, 2021

SA fintech start-up Payflex receives international funding

The buy now pay later start-up gets the financial muscle to expand its footprint, after funding from Australian-listed fintech firm Zip Co.

Feb 25, 2021

Financial constraints create tech-savvy SA consumers

Retailers have long understood the need to adapt to changing shopping preferences, but the pandemic disruptions triggered a much greater sense of urgency.

Jan 20, 2021

Five e-commerce UX tips to drive sales in 2021

Excellent user experience has never been more relevant or crucial, as the pandemic pushes online retailers to meet significantly changed expectations.

Nov 11, 2020

Payments: Immediate challenges, long-term implications

The seismic shift caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has created a host of uncharted challenges as well as magnified obstacles in the payments industry.

Oct 1, 2020

Black Friday to ‘turbo-charge’ e-commerce spend in SA

E-tailers and payment platforms expect bumper sales over November’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as shoppers avoid malls due to COVID-19 fears.

Aug 12, 2020

The evolution of digital payments in the ‘new normal'

As consumers adjust to an increasingly digital reality and hygiene hyper-awareness, agile, secure, connected and digitally-enabled payments will become the norm.

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